acp_alldaymurial_0005The public is invited to the annual  Alumni Open House at A Child’s Place in Lincroft, with this year’s event on May 3 featuring refreshments, entertainment, and an extra special celebration of the school’s 40th anniversary.

Press release from A Child’s Place

The private early-education school A Child’s Place (ACP) invites the community and all ACP alumni to celebrate its 40th year anniversary on Saturday, May 3, 2014, at its school campus at 1409 West Front Street.  The event will take place from 10 am to 2 pm, and admission is free.

The first Saturday of May is traditionally celebrated as the school’s annual Alumni Day, but this year’s event will be extra special, marking the 40th year it has served the area’s families.  Festivities will include food and entertainment.

acp_math_0038The owner of A Child’s Place, Linda Littenberg, comments, “It is amazing how many alumni attend — from those who were students here when the school began to recent alumni still in elementary school. That is because this is not just a school — it’s a community that stays with our children all their lives.”

The Littenbergs, a Lincroft family and alumni parents, have continued founder Alba DiBello’s vision. The educational philosophy is influenced by the schools of Reggio Emilia and nurtures a child’s curiosity and interests with very creative hands-on, project-based activities guided by experienced, caring teachers.

Over the years, the school administration estimates it has established the educational foundation for over 1,000 children from all over Monmouth County, and many students represent their families’ second generation of ACP students.  Alumni Day now features the return of many children, their parent alumni and grandparents who first believed in the school’s philosophy.

ACP features three programs: Half Day Class for 3, 4 and 5 year olds; All Day Class for 4 and 5 year olds; The Primary Class, a full-day, multi-age kindergarten and first grade for 5, 6 and 7 year olds which meets the New Jersey state standards for kindergarten and first grade. All programs are accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children, and tuition assistance is available.